The historic barn at Cross Orchards will be filled with cowboy music and poetry when the Museums of Western Colorado’s Summer 2017 outdoor concert series continues on Friday, July 21. Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee (and 2017 nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year) Peggy Malone will headline the evening with her cowboy songs, including her Emmy-winning “Singin’ A Cowboy Song.” Ms. Malone – a past winner of the Entertainer of the Year, and featured in the PBS Special, “A Night at The Rodeo” – is the quintessential performer who leaves her audiences smiling and yearning for more.

Ms. Malone will be joined by two local cowboy poets: Nona Kelley Carver is a rancher in Mesa who refers to her poetry as “fiction with a few facts thrown in.” Ms. Carver’s work has been published in magazines, newspapers, anthologies and two recently-
produced CDs, and eager audiences consider it a special treat when Ms. Carver’s recitation brings her poetry to life.

Terry Nash has been a top-five finalist for the Western Music Association Male Cowboy Poet of the Year for the past four years. He was raised on the High Plains of Colorado but now is semi-retired with his wife, horses and cattle in Loma. Nash’s performance will provide his poetry, as well as a glimpse into his new energies focused on songwriting.

This July evening at Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road (Patterson Road), provides the perfect outing for latter-day cowboys, cowgirls and wannabes. Tickets are $10 per person, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, and refreshments will be available.

One final performance in the 2017 Concert Series is scheduled for September 15 when the Danny Agajanian Band takes the stage. Contact the Museum at 970-242-0971 x2212 or for more information on or tickets to either performance.